The group of 24 congressmen will be led by GOP Rep. Aaron Schock, who said in a Sunday statement he will forever be inspired by Mandela’s “forgiveness, leadership, and class.”
Wrapping up a two-day visit to Afghanistan before stopping in Pakistan on Monday, Hagel told Marines at Camp Leatherneck that an emerging deal would restore some money to the Pentagon this budget year.
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" is being awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
**Written by Doug Powers
Ezekiel Emanuel is often referred to as an “architect” of Obamacare, and now that the building he helped design is collapsing, Emanuel’s trying to convince everybody that a pile of rubble is exactly what was promised.
Wallace then grilled Emanuel on President Barack Obama’s pledge that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
“He didn’t say you can have unlimited choice!” Emanuel protested. “If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. This is a matter of choice. We know in all sorts of places, you pay more for a wider range of choices, or a wider range of benefits. People are going to have a choice as to whether they want to pay a certain amount for a selective network, or pay more for a broader network.”
“Which means your premium may go up,” Wallace said.
“No one guaranteed you that your premium wouldn’t increase.”
“The president guaranteed me that I could keep my doctor,” Wallace said.
“And if you want to, you can pay for it,” Emanuel responded. “Choice is something we all understand. And we all understand that for more choice, more benefits, we all have to pay more.”
Video here if you can stand it.
Do you recall the promise being “you can keep your doctor if you’re willing to pay extra”? Me neither:
This Cincinnati Inquirer headlines says it all.
I'll say it again: Please have this Ezekiel Emanuel fellow on TV as much as possible.—
Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 08, 2013
**Written by Doug Powers
Payments to doctors, the price of milk, long-term jobless benefits and more are all on the line this week as lawmakers scramble to beat several end-of-year deadlines -- and all by Friday.
A South Carolina sheriff is refusing to lower the flag to honor Nelson Mandela because, though he "did great things for his country," he was not an American.
The Republican Kentucky senator, who once filibustered on the Senate floor for 13 hours to draw attention to his concerns with the expansion of armed drones, told "Fox News Sunday" he's more concerned about the government using drones -- not so much about air-lifted books and DVD players.
Warning the international community to "beware" Iran's intentions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States and other negotiators to demand as part of nuclear talks that the regime "change its genocidal policy" toward the Jewish state.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he'll visit Pakistan on Monday -- a rare stop for a Pentagon chief in recent years.
The federal health care overhaul was central to President Obama's two campaigns for the White House, and has been the defining achievement -- for better or worse -- of his presidency.
Sen. Rand Paul, in an interview on "Fox News Sunday," rebuffed President Obama's call to extend long-term jobless benefits, saying the program is creating a group of "perpetual unemployed."
The White House says President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela.
President Obama cast doubt on his hard-fought deal with Iran, saying Saturday that he believed the chances of a final, comprehensive nuclear agreement being struck with Tehran are less than 50-50.
Though Congress has done little to increase spending or enact laws to improve mental-health care after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, dozens of states have increased or restored such funding.